Mile 203

Driftwood Beach south, Hidden Lake
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.447415454742
Longitude: -124.083241268810
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), southerly to the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190).
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Driftwood Beach south, Hidden Lake
Mile 203 Reports (21)

2018

August 13, 2018 - Beachwalker203
May 30, 2018 - Beachwalker203

A very quiet day on the beach.read more

2017

August 25, 2017 - Beachwalker203

Quiet day on the beach, quiet ocean.  Did see fairly fresh bear scat near the wrack though. That was unusual.read more

June 24, 2017 - Beachwalker203

Found burned out campfire log, also area littered with cans, etc.read more

May 19, 2017 - Unbound

I am including photos of each direction of the beach as well as the minimal trash found this round, a setup someone created with chairs & drift wood as well as dead seal with turkey vultures.read more

  • Bayshore
  • Bayshore
  • Dead seal.

2015

August 4, 2015 - nanumoore

6 dead Common murres found between Buckley Creek and north beach access of Sandpiper Village. I had noted 3 last week.read more

July 5, 2015 - nanumoore
Two significant fireworks hot spots with sporadic other ares. Multiple (about 80) small red rubbery plastic tubes, thin plastic streamers, and firecrackers. People on the beach were walking, looking for agates and some cleaning up after the previous night party. Findings include small amounts of kelp, partial clear jelly fish...read more
  • Found many of these small tubes made with a plastic rubber type of material
  • Looking south toward Cape Perpetua
  • From previous night 3 people did come to remove and clean debris from beach
  • Numerous piles of twigs with clear long strands that could be vegetation or plastic?
April 1, 2015 - nanumoore

The storms blowing in from the west over the last few days left much debris covered with pelagic barnacles. Some of which are confirmed by Fawn Custer to be Tsunami debris. Velella velella covered the tide line as well.Fawn collected Tsunami related debris samples.read more

  • Yellow plastic crate covered with pelagic barnacles, sea weed and sand
  • container covered with pelagic barnacles
  • Majority of wrack line.  Also included snail egg cases, plastic debris with pelagic barnacles and hydroids (fuzz)
  • Brass Buttons.  full bloom on the beach
March 21, 2015 - nanumoore
Spring break brings greater numbers of people to play and walk on the beach. During March rafts of California Seal Lions have been spotted and heard in the near waters. One mostly decomposed Sea Lion noted n the beach over this last week. A sea star (Pisaster brevispina) was noted...read more
February 18, 2015 - nanumoore
Large California sea lion cluster seen and heard in ocean on Mile 203 west of Sandpiper Village 2/17/15. According to Nancy Edwards who provided telescope viewing they formed a "Pacific Sea Lion Raft." The sea lions were calling and raising their flippers in the air. Their calls could be heard...read more
January 27, 2015 - nanumoore
This was a quiet day on the beach with little human activity. Very little trash noted. New boards placed at South Beach access. There did not appear to be any new bird deaths, although the salmon and longnose skate seen 2 days ago were new observations. Crab and Pacific Razor...read more
  • House side of dunes
  • Found on dune between houses and beach.

2014

December 22, 2014 - nanumoore
This was the second King Tide day with much debris on the beach. I only went a short distance yet noted at lease 5 dead partially decomposed birds. No people or animals were noted.read more
  • One of may dead birds found on the beach.
June 11, 2014 - Wcharland
Not too much going on, three people walking the beach and one dog. In the tide line was mostly shell bits and a few molted crabs / crustacean remains. Also, some stones. Way higher up was two beams of tsunami debris out of the tide. They were land construction and...read more
May 30, 2014 - Unbound
Picked up mostly plastic pieces. Very windy on beach. Did not see any other people out.read more

2010

March 1, 2010 - Sandpiper
The drift line is full of tiny bits of plastic.read more

2008

November 15, 2008 - Sandpiper
This was a perfect morning for beach walking, no wind, warm and sunny. It appears that the recent storms have washed some of the sand from the beach. The beach was wet sand entirely up to the fore dune.There was one adult seal carcass that appeared to have washed onto...read more
  • There were hundreds of birds on the beach today, I had watched them on the water in the morning and they came onto the beach apparently to rest in the afternoon
  • There was quite a mixture of birds on the beach this day.
August 7, 2008 - Sandpiper
Lots of sandpipers have been scouring the sand, I've uploaded some pictures of some unusual sand formations from recent wind, and some streams of water leaving rust colored stains on the sand. This water seems to be seeping up from the ground at the top of the beach or coming...read more
  • There are four streams coming from underground that are staining the sand a rust color, though the water appears to be clear.
June 27, 2008 - Sandpiper
There is nothing unusual to report, the beach is very clean with little debris and there have been no problems with erosion. The sand has shifted somewhat from the northern end of the beach to the southern end, there are more small dunes on the southern end and evidence of...read more
March 10, 2008 - Sandpiper
Walking this mile everyday, I notice that the sand is constantly shifting. By March the sand has nearly covered the driftwood, which includes large tree trunks that were exposed and visible all along the fore dune in January. On most days we see seals swimming in a southerly direction, sticking...read more

2007

November 7, 2007 - Sandpiper
A large number of pelicans were flying both north and south and sitting on the water beyond the breakers. Surf scoters were visible close to the shore. Many groups of sandpipers were feeding along the surf line.read more
July 15, 2007 - Sandpiper
This was my first report for Coastwatch so I was locating the end points of the mile and taking note of the terrain. The weather was very warm so there were a lot of people on the beach enjoying the day.This is a long stretch of sandy beach with grassy...read more